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Kansas City

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 73 Collections and/or Records:

1968 Oral Histories Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0124
Scope and Contents The oral history recordings in this collection are a result of a collaboration between UMKC Libraries and KCUR. The project was intended to preserve the history of unrest in Kansas City in 1968 following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The oral histories were conducted at the Kansas City Public Library’s Southeast Branch, and at the Kansas City Public Library’s Plaza Branch. The recordings are of Kansas City community members and documents their memories and thoughts about...
Dates: 2018

1968 Riot Collection

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Identifier: MS-0235
Scope and Contents The 1968 Riot Collection was a gift of Dr. Joseph Hughey in January 2013. The collection contains the results of a large grant-funded research project on the social history of the civil disturbance in Kansas City after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This includes a complete manuscript of The Social History of a Riot: Kansas City, Missouri, April 9-13, 1968 by Robert Bechtel and Charles Wilkinson and transcripts from 51 of the interviews conducted for that book-length study. In...
Dates: 1965 - 1973

American Association of University Women – Kansas City (AAUW-KC) Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0173
Scope and Contents The American Association of University Women – Kansas City (AAUW-KC) Collection dates from 1909-1985 and consists of 12 scrapbooks and 11 photographs. The scrapbooks are a gathering of all things AAUW-KC. Included are news clippings, numerous leaflets, newsletters, bulletins and additional photographs. Within the leaves of these gems are chronicled years of civic and social events and significant achievements garnered by the AAUW-KC. They provide insight into the pulse of the organization...
Dates: 1909 - 1985

Arthur B. Church – KMBC Radio Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0012
Scope and Contents The Arthur B. Church – KMBC Radio Collection was donated to the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1996 by Arthur B. Church, Jr. The collection relates to KMBC radio and television stations in Kansas City and its owner and operator, Arthur B. Church, dating primarily between the 1920s and the early 1950s.The collection is broken down into seven series. A timeline provides day-to-day and year-to-year information about the operation of the station. Business correspondence, ledgers...
Dates: 1914 - 1987

Baron Missakian Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0024
Scope and Contents The Missakian Collection was donated by Nadine Missakian, widow of Baron Siroon Missakian. Inclusive dates are circa 1915-1972, with the bulk dates being the 1920s and 1930s. There is some manuscript material and miscellaneous ephemera but the richness of the collection lies within hundreds of magnificent photographs created by Missakian. Some of the photographs are black and white and some are in color, hand tinted by the photographer himself. Included are many famous personalities such as...
Dates: 1922 - 1976

Billy G. Asby, Sr. Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0240
Scope and Contents The Billy G. Asby Collection was gifted to the LaBudde Special Collections in 2013. It contains architectural and engineering drafts and specifications related to building projects in Wyandotte and Johnson County, Kansas. Dates range from the mid-1950s through the mid-1970s. The extent of construction ranges from a small, hamburger drive-in to large industrial level buildings. The collection has been sorted into nine series, so as to differentiate each building project from another....
Dates: 1956 - 1976

Bob Foster Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0084
Scope and Contents

Bob Foster was a Kansas City record collector. Recordings include radio programs, classical music performances, and recordings of church choirs, high school bands and choirs, and college bands and choirs in the Kansas City area.

Dates: 1940 - 1971

Brian Thurn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0050
Scope and Contents The Brian Thurn Collection was formed by various purchases from Brian Thurn Antiques of Kansas City, beginning with the initial acquisition in January 2006. The collection consists of photographs, posters and miscellaneous material that primarily reflect aspects of the African-American cultural experience during the 20th century, particularly in and around Kansas City. Some material has been removed from this collection to form discrete collections: Ernest Daniels Collection (jazz...
Dates: Undated

Building Kansas City Radio Program Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0121
Scope and Contents This collection consists of recordings of the radio program "Building Kansas City", created and hosted by Deborah O'Bannon. The radio program explored how and why structures were built in the Kansas City area. Guest of the program included policymakers, experts, and community members. The program was titled "Water Water Everywhere" from January 2009 to July 2010. The name of program changed to "Building Kansas City" in August, 2010. The program ended in September, 2011. It was broadcast by...
Dates: 2009 - 2011

Children's Mercy Hospital Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0281
Scope and Contents LaBudde Special Collections became the repository for the Children’s Mercy Hospital Collection in spring 2015. The large assemblage of material is contained in 66 manuscript boxes and 24 photograph boxes. There is much background material, such as personal narratives and booklets, as well as biographical sketches of Dr. Katherine Berry Richardson and Dr. Alice Berry Graham, sisters and co-founders of the hospital. Another person of interest would be Elizabeth Martin, R.N., who came to...
Dates: 1873 - 2016

Coterie Theatre Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0253
Scope and Contents The Coterie Theatre Collection was gifted to LaBudde Special Collections by the theatre in March 2014. The date range of the contents is from 1978 at its inception until 2013. Materials include production scrapbooks, financial data, various publications, posters, photographs and slides.Scrapbooks contain mostly news clippings with scant correspondence. As the theatre evolved from its inception, the productions become more elaborate and dimensional. Local news reviews observe the...
Dates: 1978 - 2013

David Morantz – Jewish Studies Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0031
Scope and Contents The David Morantz Collection contains items relating to Judaic Studies. It has been organized into six series contained in three boxes. Inclusive dates range from 1907 to 1959, with bulk dates being 1934 to 1943. Included are some correspondence, primarily relating to Morantz’s syndicated column, Talmudic Tales. There is much focus on religious studies and Morantz’s involvement with Sunday school education in local synagogues. Of particular interest are the local church newsletters which...
Dates: 1906 - 1957

Diana Hearne James Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0119
Scope and Contents The Diana Hearne James Collection was a gift of her estate, and is housed in LaBudde Special Collections, UMKC Miller Nichols Library. The collection consists of material related to Diana Hearne James and her husband, noted artist Frederic James. It is divided into five series: Biographical Information, Correspondence, Miscellaneous, Photographs and Music Manuscripts. In addition, books from this collection have been cataloged and are listed in the UMKC Library Catalog using the author...
Dates: 1815 - 1987

Dolores Hobley Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0271
Scope and Contents The Dolores Hobley Collection was formed by various purchases from her business at Waldo Antiques of Kansas City, beginning in the early 2010s, with the bulk acquisitions made in March 2015. The collection consists of photographs and other material that primarily reflect aspects of the African-American cultural experience during the late 19th century and into the 20th century, including in and around Kansas City. The photographs make up the bulk of the collection and are largely...
Dates: 1890 - 2003

Donald Hale Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0090
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of recordings from the 1970s of Jackson County and Civil War historian Donald Hale.

Dates: 1971 - 1975

Dorothy Green Dreher Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0164
Scope and Contents

The Dorothy Green Dreher Collection dates from 1960 to 1997 and contains primarily material related to her writings, which include short stories, poetry and a novel. A number of her works were published in literary magazines for children and adults. Included are manuscripts, correspondence and various publications. Materials have been divided into seven series.

Dates: 1960 - 2001

Dorothy Johnson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0308
Scope and Contents The Dorothy Johnson Collection was donated to LaBudde Special Collections in February of 2017 by Tara Johnson. It includes newspapers and clippings, memoranda, correspondence, certificates, photographs, research and reference materials, memorabilia, photographs, and other materials related to Johnson’s life, family history, work, research, political and organization involvement, and activism. Of note are materials related to the 1959 protests for desegregation of Kansas City department...
Dates: 1916 - 2004

Dorothy Rosenwald Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0106
Scope and Contents

Consists mostly of recordings of religious Jewish music and synagogue, but also includes several recordings of operas, plays, and inverviews from radio broadcasts.

Dates: 1957 - 1976

Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0139
Scope and Contents The Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Collection was received in 2000 from his estate. Dates range from 1919 to 1999, a year before his death. The bulk of the collection relates to his travels, much of which was in connection with his association with the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH). The Society would conduct an annual meeting that included historical trips or tours throughout the United States and abroad. Aside from the SAH, Dr. LaBudde took several other international trips with...
Dates: 1848 - 2000

Dr. Milton C. Lewis Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0043
Scope and Contents The Dr. Milton C. Lewis Collection was purchased by the Department of Special Collections from Brian Thurn Antiques of Kansas City in January 2006. The collection, dating from 1913-1967, is small but rich inlocal history as experiencedthrough the life of Dr. Lewis, a local African-American physician. There are materials related to his medical practice, including patient reports, correspondence, a logbook and a journal with patient care information. Also included are materials related to...
Dates: 1912 - 1950

Ed Roche Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0058
Scope and Contents

The collection contains many unique items recorded in the Kansas City area, including political speeches, musical performances, religious services, and advertisements for businesses and organizations. The Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra and the Kansas City Conservatory of Music are strongly represented with numerous recordings of each entity. Finally, the collection also holds some national radio programs, such as "The Guiding Light," "Hymns of All Churches," and "Michael Shayne."

Dates: 1935 - 1967

Eliot S. Berkley Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0259
Scope and Contents

The Eliot S. Berkley Collection was gifted to LaBudde Special Collections in December 2014 by his son, Eliot A. Berkley, and daughter, Emily D. Berkley. The collection holds a varied selection of historical documents, including handwritten journals, indentures, lithographs, publications, and maps.

Dates: 1662 - 1981

Ernest Berlin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0343
Scope and Contents The Ernest Berlin Collection is comprised of documents and memorabilia from Berlin’s early life in Kansas City, Missouri. The collection contains posters from productions with The Tophatter club of the University of Kansas City as well as an unfinished manuscript for a play. Materials including campus newspapers, playbills, and personal correspondence offer a glimpse into the history of theater at Kansas City University from 1938 – 1942. After graduation, Berlin went on to become a...
Dates: 1937 - 2016

Freda Mendez-Smith Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0283
Scope and Contents The Freda Mendez-Smith Collection was donated to LaBudde Special Collections in October 2015 by Mendez-Smith herself. It contains materials dating from the early 1980s to 2010s and covers the inner workings and proceedings of several organizations and events that Mendez-Smith was involved in. The collection is divided into four series: Organizations and Events, both divided into sub-series by name of the organization or event. These documents reveal a great deal about the specific kind of...
Dates: 1971 - 2016

Gaylord Marr Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0198
Scope and Contents The Gaylord Marr Collection was a gift of Olga Marr in the summer of 2011. The expansive nature of this collection is a reflection of Professor Marr’s long and prestigious career in academia. A series of personal documents feature Marr’s private diaries and many manuscripts of his own writings, as well as material from his college years and other items related to his day to day life and career. Marr’s teaching life is represented here by many documents and course materials related to his...
Dates: 1775 - 2006